For the love of cars

By Gutu Faasau 30 September 2023, 7:55PM

Vehicle owners turned up in style to show off their pimped-up rides to car enthusiasts and show others why their rides were better than the others.

It was another Gus Bone, Paint and Audio competition at Tuanaimato on Saturday. Some were louder than others, others had artwork and paint done to rival the best in the world, while others just wanted to show the muscle that their beasts had.

The organiser of the event and the owner of the Gus Bone Audio Shop, Christopher Feesago and his good friend TJ Hill put together this competition out of their love for cars.

“The paint and audio competition was put together by TJ and we’re trying to help the car culture on top of giving back to our kids and the community, that’s the biggest drive of this event which is to give back,” said Mr. Feesago. 

“We have fun with what we do and to give back to the community is the main goal of this whole thing. We started last August and we’ve done three shows since then and it just gets a little bigger, a little better and we try to make it a family event.

“I know a lot of people think it’s just cars and guys but we definitely try to have a good time with the family.” 

Over the years Mr. Feesago has seen the car culture in Samoa grow exponentially and is impressed with the talent he sees at the event that he has been hosting over the years.

“We’ve had a lot of growth. The car culture is well and alive here and it’s getting better. The work that these guys are doing is amazing and they have come a long way,” he said. “We are a little island but there’s so much talent here and with the right knowledge and tools, these guys can get way better.”

Together with his best friend TJ Hill, they put on this competition to share their passion for cars with everyone and to gather like-minded people from all over Samoa.

“My dad was a car guy and I know TJ’s dad as a car guy too and I know that’s where we both get our love for cars from.”

He added that from every event they hold, they learn from it and try to adjust, so it could be better for everyone the next time. He expressed his gratitude to everyone who came down and for their support during the event.

“We’re grateful for all the help that we’ve got from sponsorships. There are a lot of great people we have met along the way and wonderful relationships that we have. 

"I have met all these great people through these cars and we love, we work together and it works. It’s the love of cars and giving back to the community at the same time.” 

By Gutu Faasau 30 September 2023, 7:55PM
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